Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!! 11.25.2010

Up and at ‘em early this morning, we shot out of the marina around 9am and motorsailed South down the coast a few miles to Stone Island where we’re currently anchored. The weather couldn’t have been better, well, we could have had some wind to do some true sailing, but other than that it was perfect – calm seas (almost glass-like), sunshiny skies, & clear.

Mazatlan by sea, beautiful!

The Slackers were ahead of us and Pacific Jade behind and about half way here we noticed some disturbance on the water near Slacker and watched closer….to see about a bazillion dolphin surrounding the boat, jumping out of the water (getting 6-8’ of air!), doing all kinds of acrobatics. Luckily we weren’t too far behind them and within a couple minutes we had them all surrounding our boat, racing along our bow. I was able to get a silly video (please don’t listen to me scream with delight as I will never get tired of seeing dolphins race the bow!!) and will post it when I get a chance.

Michael at the helm of Ahea Kali

We’re sitting at anchor in about 13’ of water, it’s 75 degrees and the water is a chilly 68 degrees. But we’re out…and with our 3 best buddies – Slacker, Pacific Jade, & Grey Max. We popped a bottle of champagne when we arrived and will be enjoying arrachera flavored turkey breast, mashed potatoes, & cranberry sauce for dinner. We’ll hang here for a couple days before heading South. There are some interesting weather fronts heading our way so we’ll see where we end up. We’ll be watching the weather closely.

A friend of mine recently wrote about Thanksgiving and what it means to him. I personally don’t feel I really ‘got’ Thanksgiving until we came cruising. Before it was a holiday from work, one that would require twice as much work the next week to catch up, where we would race out to the family’s house 3-4 hours away (if traffic wasn’t backed up), spend some rushed time with family, and race back home. Being here I realize that Thanksgiving is one my most favorite holidays as it’s not based on who we are, what we are, or what we believe or worship, it’s simply a celebration of life & each other. We celebrate (or take the time to realize) our friends, our blessings, our families, and our life!

I hope everyone has an incredible Thanksgiving and enjoys what or where you are.

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump
May your potatoes and gravy have never a lump
May your yams be delicious
And you pies take the prize
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!! :-)

More to follow…


Blogger m/v Pax Nautica said...

Sounds like a great Thanksgiving! Say 'hi' to all your buddy-boats for us. It's in the 80's down here in Barra and the water's warm! How far south do you think you'll go this season?

November 26, 2010 at 6:46 AM  

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